When you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, it might be essential to have a look at some activities on Maui. Maui is Hawaii’s largest island, so you can rest assured that there is plenty for you to do there.
Maui was formed as a result of the merged lava flow from two separate volcanoes and is extremely diverse. This diversity has resulted in a large variety of fruits and vegetables being available in abundance. You can experience the locals’ use of these crops at a large number of wonderful restaurants and breweries.
But, food isn’t everything, so here’s a list of some of the best things to do when you visit Maui.
Attend a Luau
A Luau is a traditional Hawaiian feast with a large amount of local entertainment. At this party, you can look forward to experiencing some of Hawaii’s most delicious local foods, as well as traditional music and dancing. You can indulge all your senses by joining in on the feast and festivities.
One of the best things to do on Maui for tourists is to visit Old Lahaina luau. This particular party includes a buffet dinner with free drinks and a wide choice in seating options. However, as a result of its increasing popularity, this is one event you need to book in advance.
Laze around on the beach
Hawaii’s islands are all home to some of the best beaches in the world. It is no surprise, then, that Maui also has some amazing shoreline. Whether your goal is to laze about while soaking up the sun, or participate in a number of beach activities, Maui will have the right place for you.
For those who want adventure, you can choose from snorkeling, scuba diving, boogie boarding, body surfing, swimming, surfing, and even hiking. So, whether you seek an adrenaline rush or you’re just looking for the perfect tan, Maui caters to your every desire when it comes to beach activities.
Go for a drive
When you take a vacation to an island like Maui, the last thing you expect anyone to tell you is to take a drive. However, Maui’s iconic Road to Hana is certainly a great reason to get behind the wheel. This 53-mile road holds many twists and turns broken up with beautiful beaches, waterfalls, and hiking trails.
If you’re not a fan of driving or plan to leave your car at home, you can still experience this breathtaking drive. Maui locals have opened up driving tours of the road, which you can book and experience with guidance and commentary from some of the most knowledgeable people on the island.
Swim with sea life
Snorkeling is a popular pastime for Maui visitors, so why not enjoy the sea life up close and personal? There are many resorts and tour guides offering snorkeling excursions, meaning you can see sea life in its natural space in Maui’s beautiful clear waters. The many reefs and beaches mean there are a large number of opportunities to see different types and different aspects of sea life.
Some of the most popular sea creatures to spot while snorkeling the reefs are sea turtles who will come close to you since they are friendly. If you are really lucky, you might even see some sharks, but don’t worry, the guides will ensure you are safe throughout the encounter.
Dive off a cliff
If snorkeling with sharks doesn’t get your adrenaline flowing, consider participating in the Black Rock cliff dive. The Black Rock cliffs are located in Puu Kekaa and are the result of lava build up. The first cliff dive took place in the 1700s and was performed by a Maui king.
For the ultimate test of your inner warrior strength, you can do this dive in the daylight. If you’re not feeling very brave, you can enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters below while others take the plunge.